Welcome to the Single Largest Dog Daycare Information Repository on the NET!!
Welcome to the Single Largest Dog Daycare Information Repository on the NET!!
Throughout the pages of this site you will find all of the tools and information necessary to successfully launch a Dog Daycare Business. Under the section "How To Start a Dog Daycare" you will find over 150 pages of detailed content covering every imaginable aspect of Starting a Dog Daycare.
We also offer the Paws Profit and Loss Simulator, a custom software application designed specifically to help you plan your business finances and start your dog daycare. Since it's release over two years ago this application has proved itself to be the single most useful financial tool available for anyone desiring to start a dog daycare.
Planning to enter the Dog Daycare Business?
Starting a Dog Daycare can be a very rewarding and profitable endeavour, but it is by no means an easy process or one that you can jump right into without proper planning and research. Businesses that start without the proper planning, might as well plan to fail. At PAWS we provide you with all of the information and knowledge that you need to successfully start a Dog Daycare, and ensure it’s continued success.
Understand that it is a business first
Starting a Dog Daycare is not unlike starting any small business; it takes solid research, commitment and knowledge of everyday operations to make it successful. Of all small business that start up each year in the U.S. 25% will fail within the first year, another 50% fail will within the second year and of the remaining 25%, half will fail before 10 years has elapsed, leaving a dismal 12.5% rate of success. Not a very promising prospect when you are just starting out. Of all the statistics on small businesses released each year, there are two looming numbers that are of particular importance to those interested in starting a small business: an estimated 145,000 new business start up each year in this country, and about 137,000 businesses declare bankruptcy each year. That’s a ratio of nearly one failure for each startup.
According to Dun & Bradstreet reports, "Businesses with fewer than 20 employees have only a 37% chance of surviving four years and only a 9% chance of surviving 10 years. Of these failed business, only 10% of them close involuntarily due to bankruptcy and the remaining 90% close because the business was not successful, did not provide the level of income desired or was too much work for their efforts. The old adage, "People don't plan to fail, they fail to plan" certainly holds true when it comes to small business success.
PAWS Business Services
At PAWS we provide you with the knowledge, business plans, and other documentation that you need to start successful start a Dog Daycare. We can also guide you through the entire process of finding a location, selecting a design, managing the build out process, instituting safety procedures, and setting in place customer relations techniques and business management practices that will keep you in business, well past the ten year mark. In our Dog Daycare Start Up services section, you can download Dog Daycare Guides, Manuals, Complete Business Plans, Design Plans, or sign up for schools and classes in Dog Daycare Facility Operations, Dog Daycare Facility Management, Pack Leadership or the Dog Daycare Masters Course. PAWS can help you take your idea of opening a Dog Daycare and turn it into a profitable, fun, and rewarding career.
What others don't tell you
The first step in turning your dream into reality is doing your research, there are numerous manuals, guides and DVD's that propose to offer all that you need to Start a Dog Daycare, but the fact is that 80% of the information is so generic that it is of little use to those serious about starting a Dog Daycare of their own. These publications also consistently fail to mention all of the real facts that you need to know to be successful, facts that you can only know if you have started a Dog Daycare from nothing but a idea, gone through the process of transforming that idea into reality and operated the successful results day in and day out. The same inside knowledge that only presents itself to those individuals that are directly involved with the every day operations and management of keeping a Dog Daycare facility not only going, but growing.
The PAWS Difference
At PAWS all of the manuals, business plans, guides, lessons and classes are written and delivered by actual facility operators with years of experience in the Dog Daycare, Dog Grooming and Kennel industry. Each one of our authors has been where you are, just starting out with nothing but a dream, unsure how to actually take the steps to turn that dream into the reality of owning and operating a highly successful and profitable Dog Daycare.
I am very close to wrapping up my Business Plan and I have read your manual more times than I care to mention and it now looks more like a Rand McNally road map than a manual due to all the highlights and notes Thanks in advance, and thanks for creating such a detailed manual, it was indispensable!! !
Owner/Operator of Dog Daze of San Carlost
This is my first business and I started out our canine center with very little knowledge of how to get going. My center is designed entirely on the information I recieved from your manual. We have used the set up and materials you reccomended as best we can based on what is available here in Mexico. Our center has been a smashing success and we are forever grateful to you for your willingness to share your knowledge with the rest of us. I highly reccomend your manual to anyone who is considering opening a daycare, boarding, or retail center. If you are ever in need of a vacation, let us know!! It would be an honor to have you come and see what you have done over here!
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I will recommend you to anyone who needs to start a dog daycare. I purchased products from other sites only to find out they where filled with outdated and very generalized information that wasn't very useful. After reviewing your manual and talking on the phone with you I was very pleased and impressed. I felt that my hard earned money was very well spent. You are a great value! Keep up the great work and best of luck in your future endeavors!
Robert A. Nelson
Laughing Dog Inn, Inc. (VA)
"After surfing numerous sites, this is just what I was looking for - quick and definitive answers, a wealth of knowledge and resources, exceptional value, and a friendly, professional staff. I felt very comfortable starting my Dog Daycare Business with their guidance. I really appreciate all of the help and support. I always feel confident when I recommend PAWS because I know they handle their business properly and quickly"
Jonathan Meliseev - President - Sunny State Pet Resorts LLC
"The attention that we have received from the beginning has been very good, very customized and mainly fast, this is thanks to all the communication. We feel very satisfied with your company, and has covered our expectations regarding to confidence and sense of responsibility. Paws deserves our recommendation"
Antonio Rodríguez, CEO, Wags Corp
Thank you for all your assistance... Yes, I'm very satisfied with the manual and the phone consultation. In fact, I've shared it with my girlfriend who is also a dog lover and may want to start her own pet related company.
Pet Productions, Inc. (NY)
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I am looking at a facility that has a large out door play area, this area is completely covered with recycled tire/rubber type mulch. I am finding conflicting stories as to its safe factor for animals. Any ideas or input on this topic.
What safety concerns are you having?
Thinking of opening a Doggy day care/ grooming business here in Pittsburgh Pa
Came across your website and it looks like you have a lot to offer.
Thank You, I try and keep the information both current and informative.
my cousin and I have been talking about starting a business together here in california (central). we decided on doggie day care because we are both dog lovers to the max. we know this will be challenging but we also pray it will be rewarding. any information you may have will be greatly appreciated as neither one of us has opened a business of our own before. i felt comfortable reading your information on your web site, which i dont actually feel very often. thank you, i look forward to hearing from you
Thanks for the post, however, I'm not exactly sure what it is that your asking. The post is pretty open ended and does not really ask a question. As a generallity I can say that the information you find here in regards to how to determine your demographics, set prices etc. will work regardless of the area. Do your research, and understand that you are not opening a business so you can play with dogs all day, you are opening a business so you profit from providing an excellent service to you clients. If you have specific questions about different aspects of the business you can always post a topic in the forum. I check the site everyday and am trying to get a bit more of a community going. Additionally, questions asked of me and answered in the forum may help others with similiar questions. Thanks.
What is a reasonable estimate of start up time from ground breaking to grand opening? I realize this is dependent upon weather and other factors but would like to have an estimate in my plan.
That is a very open ended question and to be honest can be as short as a few months or take as long as a year. It is not going to depend so much on weather as it will on finances, what type of build out you are completing, permiting time, construction schedules etc. The more complex the process the longer it is going to take. For example if you are simply going into a strip mall and doing a quick interior remodel then it could be done (in most cases) with permitting in a few months. If you are building a facility from the ground up (construction the building, grounds, etc) then it could take a year or more. Hope this helps.
I live in Western Montana. I am excited to find this information to help me.
No problem, I'm glad you found the information useful..If you have any questions feel free to post them in the forum.
I am considering purchasing a kennel operation operating successfully and offering boarding, training, and grooming services. The operation has 13.1 acres of land all beautifully landscaped and well maintained. there are several large grassy fields currently used for training and play. It has a 4000 square foot indoor indoor training facility that could also be used for day care. What services and advice can you provide me and what would your service or advice cost?
Much of what we can offer you is going to depend on how much pet industry experience you currently have. Services range from simple phone and email consultations, whereas you can call or email questions regarding design and operation to us and we will answer them to full out on site design and operations training. As each situation is unique and there are a great many variables from one operation and individual to the next there is no way to quote a "flat price" without knowing the details of what and who we are currently working with and what the end goal is expected to be.
I'm planning to start a doggie day care in Lima-Peru. It would be the firt one in here. I would like to know witch packege do you recommended for thise case.
While I would like to be able to point you to a specific package and say this is all you are going to need, that is not necessarily possible. What your are going to need in terms of preparation/documentation to start a dog daycare in your location is going to depend on the demographics of the area ie. how do Peruvians feel about dogs? Are they members of the family or just outside creatures?, What is the median income of your area? Can people in your area afford to pay for the service you wish to provide? and if they can, can they pay enough to make it profitable for you? What are the costs associated with renting or owning property in your area? These are all questions you need to answer before throwing money at any one package or supposed cure all. As business is business, whether it be an ice cream stand or a dog daycare, the principles are the same.. supply and demand. If dog daycare is a service that could or is in demand in your area then it may be a good idea to look into.. If it is something the "you" want to do because you love animals, regardless of what the over whelming societal view of dogs in your area, then it may not be a good idea. I would start by reading the how to start a dog daycare manual from front to back.. You can read it online for free, or you can purchase and download a copy for your own use.
If you are sincere in your desire to get started then go to the forum section and make a few posts and I will be glad to answer as many basic questions for you as I can.
Actually the economic situation is good and getting better in the last years. The economy of Peru is classified as upper middle income by the World Bank and is the 42nd largest in the world. Peru is, as of 2011, one of the world's fastest-growing economies owing to the economic boom experienced during the 2000s.
I´m a vet and I´ve worked in a few big clinics so i´m aware of people spending a lot of money in their pets. Many of them see them as their children. There is a big industry of food, accsesories, grooming services, etc.
Usually the vet clinics have the dog in litlle cages and the owners always complain about it. There´s a "kinder dog" outside the city in witch dogs have obidience or agility clases. And anotherone also outside the city in witch the dogs can overnight and stay there for several days.
I want to open a dog daycare, boarding, grooming, veterinary clinic place in the city. But I want to start small and then add the other stuff. I want to start with the dog daycare first because it would make the difference for all the other business around here.
I´m sure Lima is good place for this business. Please I would like to learn all about it before I start spending money. I´m planning to open it in about six months.
Me and my boyfriend (both vets) don´t have much money, So we want to do this right from the begining.
Do you already have space? and starting small is good.. I would start by checking out the manual and understanding the principles that are discussed in there. Since you are a vet you already have a leg up on most of the others that wish to enter this industry.. Give me some specifics and I'll help out as best I can.. --->RESPOND HERE<---
I WOULD LIDE TO START UP MY OWN DOGGY DAYCARE AND I NEED ALL THE INFORMATION I CAN GET TO HELP ME WITH THAT
Not a problem, we offer a variety of services to help get you started. If you would like you can use the contact us form to email us directly and we can discuss what options would work best for you. Additionally, there is a wealth of information available on this site that cover both our successes and failures to help you avoid some of the common pitfalls to just starting out -----Richard,